|In December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) became the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). The DBS now handles all disclosure applications, although CRB check application forms are accepted up until April 2013.
Mistakes on the application forms will cause delays in processing. Forms that are not completed accurately may need to be returned for amendments or additional information – please ensure your form has been completed accurately by following the information detailed below.
Main Dos & Don’ts
The form is to be completed clearly in BLOCK CAPITALS and in black ink.
You should leave an empty box between words but not between postcodes or telephone numbers.
You will only need to complete parts A, C, D & H.
If you make a mistake, draw a horizontal line through it and write the amended information either above or next to the error. (DO NOT use correction fluid as the form will not be accepted).
If your title is Ms but you have not changed surname at any time, you will need to repeat your current surname in C20.
If you have had more than 2 separate addresses over the last 5 years you will need to note your current address and then all other previous addresses, along with the dates you resided there from and until, on to an Address History Continuation Sheet this will be provided with your CRB Form.
Please click here to view an example of an accurately completed disclosure form.